Category Archives: Censorship

Nineteen Eighty-Four, in 1949 and 2013

Today in 1949, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published.  “The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed–would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper–the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they … Continue reading

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First Internet Protest

Today in 1996, “24 Hours in Cyberspace” was the largest one-day online event up to that date. Time Magazine: “Rick Smolan’s 24 Hours In Cyberspace was supposed to be a round-the-clock, planet-spanning online party, a feel-good cyberfest celebrating the paradigm-shifting possibilities … Continue reading

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First U.S. Newspaper

Today in 1704, the first continuously-published newspaper in the United States, the Boston News-Letter, was published for the first time. 

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InfoStory Quotes: Power to WikiLeaks

Joseph Galarneau: “The power of the press can be dramatically limited when the power to the press is disconnected.”

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Internet Censorship Circumvention

Only 3% of all Internet users in countries that censure the Web are using censorship circumvention tools, according to a new report from the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. Ethan Zuckerman: “There are a couple of possible conclusions … Continue reading

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